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Profile Review: 780 GMAT/3.0 GPA Looking for advice

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New post 22 Oct 2018, 17:17
Hey guys,

I'm looking for some advice on which schools I should apply to given my profile.

Age - 27 Male

Education Background
-B.S. in STEM field (3.0, immaturity/focus on sports) from top state school (Think UNC, UVA, University of Texas)
-M.S. in humanities field (3.86) from top non-ivy private school

GMAT - 780 (Q51, V46)

Undergrad Extracurricular Activity
-Varsity athlete (team captain)
-A few professional societies
-Fraternity with some minor leadership roles
-Active in local church

Post-Grad Extracurricular Activity
-Olympic trials/olympic alternate
-Youth sports coach
-Tutor to underprivileged kids
-Active in local church
-Served on two non-profit boards

Work Experience
Year 1 - Speaking/Ambassador role at University (Focus was still on sports)
Years 2-3 Executive assistant to nationally known and respected President/CEO
Years 4-6 Founder & CEO of startup (just sold for 60MM)

Additional Work Experience
Co-Founder of medium sized cattle ranch (my co-founder now runs it full-time. I just helped in early stages)
Captain in the US Army Reserves

Short-Term Post-MBA Goal
-Three options (I will tighten this up for the applications)
    1. Starting another company with friends from b school
    2. Consulting
    3. Tech

Target Schools
-Stanford/Harvard/Booth (Stretch?)
-Tuck/Haas/Yale (Target?)
-Darden/Ross/McCombs (Safe?)
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Re: Profile Review: 780 GMAT/3.0 GPA Looking for advice  [#permalink]

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New post 22 Oct 2018, 23:01
A few reflections on your profile bschoolhopefull:
  1. GPA matters as you would know. It would be important to understand if there are any other issues (e.g. fail grades) apart from the low GPA. The post here should help some. While the GMAT will help a lot, depending on the severity of the situation, some more action may be needed.
  2. The work profile looks quite interesting albeit eclectic. Not sure what #1 means really - what did you do/achieve? For #2 - what sector was that in? #3 will be a clear claim to fame. It would be important to understand how you are using the time since the sale - part of the merged entity or something else. And yes, the post-MBA plan granularity/clarity will be critical.
  3. The ECs arc looks solid and that would definitely push your case further.
  4. For reasons mentioned here, we don't speculate on school suggestion. That being said, I'd do a mix of the current list to balance out the overall prospects.

Hope this helps some.

Cheers,
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Re: Profile Review: 780 GMAT/3.0 GPA Looking for advice &nbs [#permalink] 22 Oct 2018, 23:01
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